Usually spend less than 1/2 hour on the computer, but if I stay on an hour or so, this pops up:
DfrgFat: DfrgFat.exe - Application Error
The instruction at ["0x7c911f6c", "0x7c9111de", and others I haven't written down] referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
I don't know why this application is trying to run without me requesting it. When I do order a defrag, I get:
Disk Defragmenter - Out of memory
Please close some applications and try again. Disk defragmenter could not start.
This happened even after I went to "msconfig" and removed checkmarks beside everything except Load System Services and Use Original boot.ini as instructed at Geekgirls.com.
I have had this problem ever since I got cable TV broadband service in May. It didn't work correctly, and the ISP said they were having issues with a security update from MS, which they thought would be patched "in 3 or 4 days". When I finally could access my ISP's home page and configure e-mail, IE got corrupted somehow. Googling got me to MS Developer Network, where a long string of frustration/another patch/frustration was beyond my knowledge. Devs were complaining they could not fix the IE corruption by Remote even with the additional patches MS was sending them exclusively.
After hours on the phone with my ISP, and Googling, my only option was to reload from the OEM disk and get updates to get me back close to where I was when the IE problem started. However, my computer has been unable to detect a disk in either my CD-ROM or -RW drive ever since, either when trying to load a game, or copy files to CD. I tried saving a FrontPage2003 website to disk by saving to floppies, then from there to disk: got the graphics but no text on the CD.
Occasionally during a session in an Office 2003 app, I have to allocate additional memory to the app, but can't remember the exact screen that pops up to ask for it. My 40 G hard drive is 77% empty!
Though I have seen lots of techie material in my Googling, I have little understanding of all this. If you need more info, please tell me how to access it on the computer, treating me like the ignoramus I am...
Thank ya'll so much for being here! Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as I don't think it wise to put any $ into this 2001 no-name computer.
Edited by pipsy, 29 July 2006 - 08:17 AM.